BMW unveils the 4 series coupe BMW unveils the 4 series coupe
jun 17, 2013

BMW unveils the 4 series coupe

BMW 4 series coupe
all images courtesy BMW group



heralding a dawn of a new coupe era at BMW, the german auto manufacturer has announced the replacement
 for the historic 3 series – the 4 series coupe, slotted between the 5 and 7, where it will share styling cues from the current 6 series offering. visibly larger in width and wheelbase than its predecessor, the 2 door bimmer features a trademark front double-kidney grille, twin circular headlights and a large air intake in the front apron. in the rear, prominent horizontal lines and broadly stretched tail lights positioned at the outer edges draw extra attention to the muscular wheel arches and wide track stance. its sophisticated chassis technology, torque steer-free electric power steering and 50:50 weight distribution have also been re-engineering to improve steering accuracy, precision and agility on the road. equipped with high precision direct injection and valvetronic fully variable valve control, the 306 horsepower 3.0-litre twin-turbo six cylinder engine produces up to 295 lb-ft of torque – which launches the coupe from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.4 seconds when paired with the six-speed manual gearbox (4.9 seconds when using X-drive AWD).



slotted between the 5 and 7, the all new 4 series coupe will share styling cues from the current 6 series offering



the dynamic proportions of the new BMW 4 series coupe differ significantly from those of the outgoing 3 series coupe. although only 26 millimetres have been added to the car’s length (4,638 mm), a 50-millimetre longer wheelbase (2,810 mm) and a roofline that now runs 16 millimetres lower than before (1,362 mm) shine a particularly vivid spotlight on the dynamically stretched coupe outline.



the gently sloping roofline – a hallmark coupe trait – creates a smooth transition into the rear



prominent horizontal lines and broadly stretched tail lights positioned at the outer edges of the rear draw extra attention to the muscular wheel arches and wide track. the sharply angled rear window has a lowering effect on the car’s tail and gives the body as a whole an even more powerful look, with L-shaped rear lights that blend into the car’s overall design. the small, shrinking shadow below the swage line above the rear wheel accentuates the flared rear wing, emphasising the car’s dynamic potential



visibly larger in width and wheelbase than its predecessor, the 2 door features a trademark front double-kidney grille and twin circular headlights



frameless glass and the signature slimline BMW ‘hofmeister’ kink at the trailing edge of the C-pillar generate a dynamic visual tension



BMW 4 series coupe
video courtesy BMW group



full-LED twin headlights with their hexagonal design, team up with the slightly forward-slanting BMW kidney grille to form a single stylistic unit



broadly stretched tail lights positioned at the outer edges of the rear draw extra attention to the muscular wheel arches and wide track



the aerodynamically designed wheel arches and the air deflectors in front of them contribute to the dynamic qualities of the vehicle



interior cockpit features hexagon/alcantara sports seats with royal blue contrast stitching



detail of the interior cockpit



  • overall, pretty nice, but still a few too many touches of the swoosh aesthetic that BMW has been getting away with over the last 10/15 years – remove the badges and the vertical bars in the grilles and you have a perfectly lovely Hyundai

    dbkii says:
  • Their interior + exterior designers seriously need to work together. The interior looks like its from the 80s

    WL says:
  • how about to stop copying audi?

    nemo says:
  • I love the aggressive ugliness. I’ll buy a red one.

    nelsondreyes architect says:
  • Looks like a car that ass-holes drive. You don’t want to see this in your rear view mirror.

    Jan says:
  • BMW … only BMW’s for me are E24 and E38…no more zahahadid design pls …!!!!

    Ozzy says:
  • Too much brown in the interior it looks tacky. But otherwise pretty.

    George Lane says:
  • if they need to look “so”… can we read in between lines that theproduct is not so good?

    mariano cabezon says:
  • I dont get this “series 4” “series 2” “series 1”, “series 400”, name change by BMW that AUDI started, wasn´t series 4 suppose to eliminate the “coupé” name? So… Why do you call it coupé then!!!??? Cal it what it was and everybody knew already “series 3 coupé”. lol

    What? says:
  • I think it’s a beautiful car but looks slightly stretched on the sides

    Eli Friedman says:
  • I find the inside hideous! I would feel like I was sitting in a melting chocolate bar. The headliner looks like it belongs in a bordello. The wood appears coarsely finished and out of place in a modern car. The seat stitching draws excessive attention to itself, would leave an embarrassing imprint on anyone who wears short pants or a short skirt, and will soon look gross as it fills with crumbs and dirt.

    Steven Carter says:
  • I think Audi should stop copying BMW. Having owned both an A5 and a 335, I can truthfully say BMW is leaps and bounds ahead of Audi in both design and engineering. Audi is a good option for those who are more interested in interior design and how their toy poodle will look in the passenger seat. BMW is a better option for those who are interested in the ultimate driving experience. That said, both are great brands 😉

    saskaudi says:
  • Oh, and BMW needed to create different names for the coupes because they are more expensive. It is easier to jusitfy the higher sticker price for a coupe when you get a higher number on the back. It’s all about marketing.

    saskaudi says:
  • Stop teasing the consumer get it built and put it out in the market, concept cars do nothing for me until they are real, otherwise dont waist the consumer’s time

    Jose says:
  • The side design is much more interesting than the gapping front air intakes and rear exhaust assembly frameworks(?). Also rip out that yuck baseball glove brown interior. Where did that look come from? Audi’s TTL designers? Really. BMW can do better. This dark silver coupe begs for a classic charcoal leather interior and burled walnut treatment. I’m a buyer then.

    Sea says:
  • re-run advertising as well?

    dbkii says:
  • Seems overly designed really, I think the lower part of the front (the bumper) its too wide, making it look goofy. The rear section reminds me too much of the 5-series.

    I also have to point this crappy marketing strategy of naming every car with a different name so it looks “niche” market, or it looks like they are building a lot of cars, like Audi… A coupé is a coupé, you can call it series 2, series 4, series 500, series something, it will be what it is a 3 series coupé, period.

    And I also have to agree with whoever said: if its a 4 series to eliminate the “coupé” word, why do you still use it!? You just fobidden yourself from using it with that stupid trend of naming every car differently, so, stop using it.

    Anyway, “Coupé” is way sexier then 4 series, so why use it? lol.

    what? says:

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